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App servers key to integration, Oracle exec says

Application servers utilizing Web services and Java will enable integration of multiple information systems for e-business, according to an Oracle official speaking at a conference on Tuesday.

Actional boosts Web services management

Seeking to simplify the management of Web services-based business processes, Actional Corp. on Monday unveied al policy management software, agent technology, and an upgraded version of its services broker.

WS-I to vote on Sun's fate

A consequential joust for power in Web services standards development will unfold this week with Sun Microsystems Inc. making a bid for one of two board seats being added to The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I).

BEA eyes mobile offering

BEA Systems Inc. is developing a mobile computing offering based on browser technology, the company confirmed last week.

IBM offers DB2 certifications

IBM this week is announcing certification exams to assist DBAs (database administrators) in updating skills on DB2 Universal Database Version 8.

Oracle touts RosettaNet backing

Oracle Corp. this week will announce certification of its Oracle9i Application Server as an infrastructure for implementing systems compliant with the RosettaNet business-to-business process standards.

Sun trumpets royalty-free Web services specs

Royalty-free industry specifications are needed to enable Web services to fulfill its potential as a mechanism for business process integration on a massive scale, Sun Microsystems Inc. officials stressed during a Sun "Chalk Talk" session in San Francisco on Thursday.

Sun readying integrated Web services platform

Seeking to promote development of Web services-based business applications on the Java platform, Sun Microsystems Inc. in mid-March plans to ship a developer's edition of an integrated Web services platform featuring Sun middleware and development products.

Sun hails XACML

XACML is an OASIS specification for expressing policies in XML for information access over the Internet. Sun Microsystems's implementation, developed within the company's Internet Security Research Group, is intended to enable use of the language in applications ranging from file servers to Web services and directories, according to Steve Hanna, senior staff engineer in Sun Labs, in Burlington, Mass.

Web services reliability spec moves to OASIS

The Web Services Reliability specification, announced by Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Fujitsu in January, is being placed under the jurisdiction of OASIS, which will consider the proposal for promotion as an industry standard, according to Oracle and Sun officials last Friday.

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